At each Art & Elixir painting event, artists of all skill levels, especially beginners are welcome to explore their creative sides. Instructors guide participants through each event allowing up-and-coming artists their own “intentional composition decisions.” During events, the owners–who are skilled artists themselves–give students step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the evening’s featured painting. But it’s up to the artist to decide how to interpret that work. Using paints, brushes, aprons, canvases, and easels provided by Art & Elixir, guests can paint fields of lavender with bright red acrylic paint. The only rule during these casual two–three hour sessions is that painters (aged 15 and older) enjoy themselves. Events take place at venues such as Lone Oak Grill and Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille, where guests can snack on food and drinks available for purchase.
The 1/8-mile track at Grove Creek Raceway roars to life during racing season, when dragsters scream down the straightaway in view of an equally lively crowd. The competitions take place during the day and at night too, when more souped-up vehicles takes over. Even youngsters have fun getting in on the action during junior dragster competitions, even though doing donuts on the asphalt is not allowed. The NHRA championship drag strip also provides a well-stocked concessions stand.